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powerful leaders like egypt's hosni mubarak and libya's moammar gadhafi, and unleashing a flood of illegal weapons. >> when gadhafi was falling, i was there at the time, i had never seen so many weapons in my entire life. and they were just being taken from depots, they were being handed over to militant groups. and then they went all over the region. they went from country to country, and they fell into the hands of militant groups. and this is no longer theoretical. seven americans have been killed, including a u.s. master, just in the last four months. >> call it the downside of the arab spring. revolutions that the u.s. are actively, tacitly supported in places like libya and egypt have left shaking governments in place and more instability to an already volatile region. delaware democratic senator chris coons shares the senate foreign relations subcommittee on africa and he joins me now. senator coons, thank you so much for being on the program. >> thank you, luke. >> i want to ask you, we were very much supportive here in the united states two years ago, on the two-year anniversary o
powell tells us things got rough. >> with the years after mass protest brought down hosni mubarak, egypt remains as volatile as ever. thousands turned out across the country. antigovernment rallies. dozens were injured in alexandria, suez and cairo. police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets in scenes that are too frequent in the past two years. eegypt is deeply divided with many believing that newly elected mohammed morsi halftimeed the revolution. >> i would like to morsi to drop the brotherhood. become president for all egyptians. egyptians can get rid of you like with the previous leader. >> opposition groups accuse him of being autocratic. they have a national election, but they complain it's anti-democratic. >> we want democratic constitution. aside from organizing protest, they have been ineffective to challenge morsi and the muslim brotherhood at ballot box. they lack a leader let alone a policy to turn egypt around. egyptians will elect a new partparliament this spring. they are trying to use the anger to propel the opposition forward. if they can it would mean a signific
hosni mubarak was forced from power and now people seem to, some of them anyway, want to see another overthrow happen on the streets of egypt. conor powell is following all of these developments for us. good morning, conor. >> reporter: well, martha, it has been six days of growing protests and violent riots. now the anger on the street really stems from the slow pace of political and economic reform. on sunday night the current president, mohammed morsi, declared martial law in three cities, including suez, the major shipping hub. he defended the emergency law calling it necessarily but it is eerily similar to the ones imposed on egyptians for the three decade long rule of angelo mozilo, -- hosni mubarak, former strong man. they were taking to the streets protesting against the moresy government. egyptians say morsi is becoming another hosni mubarak with islamic face. martha, morsi offered a hand to the opposition to engage in dialogue. that offer was quickly rejected. martha: how is the military responding to all of this, conor? >> reporter: the top general, top military commander
to the overthrow of the egyptian president, hosni mubarak. horses charging into the crowds, tank and armored vehicles and snipers all over the place. hundreds of egyptian protesters killed. and then it was over. the arab spring had come to egypt. those were days of high optimism. i was in egypt with secretary of state hillary clinton a few weeks after the revolution. we walked around tahrir square with little security. egyptians were thrilled to see her. i remember the near euphoria when she went to the nearby u.s. sem bass see to thank the american diplomats for their hard work during the historic days. >> madam secretary, what did you think of tahrir square? were you moved by what you saw there? >> it was very exciting and moving for me to go to tahrir square and have some sense of what those amazing days must have been like here in cairo and i am so looking forward to helping in any way that we can in this transformation and all the work that needs to be done. >> that was then. this is egypt now. huge concrete blocks surround all entrances to the u.s. embassy. the graffiti reads, no morsi
. thursday marked the second anniversary of the uprising that forced hosni mubarak from power. >>> the "los angeles times" says that earthquake experts in california are calling for an advanced earthquake warning system. it would cost $80 million, use sensors underground, and be the first of its kind in the united states. >>> the "washington post" says a former army soldier injured in a bombing in iraq has received a rare double arm transplant. 26-year-old brennan marrocco is a service men from the wars of iraq and afghanistan that survived losing both arms and legs. he's said to be doing well after the surgery last month. >> that was my favorite story in the papers today. i wish him well. what an amazing thing that they're trying to help our soldiers as he's a quadruple amputee and they've got new arms for him. we wish him the best. from staten island, around here. >>> and then this story, "usa today" says tiger woods cruised to victory at torrey pines. it's his seventh win at the farmers insurance open. he finished at 14 under par with a 72 in the final round winning his 75th career title
in cairo on the second anniversary of the public uprising after toppling hosni mubarak. >> a 14-year-old australian boy has been rescued from queensland following heavy rain. >>> it featured a small dog and a somewhat elaborate zip line system. >> all that -- >> lands on his head. >> really powerful, not facebook powerful. >> how are you doing, jimmy? i don't really care. it doesn't matter. >> and all that matters. >> fight and protect the nation. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the hope is we can finally defeat the taliban by giving them the silent treatment. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." today vice president joe biden is bringing the battle of the gun control right to the heart of the opposition. >> biden is taking his case right to the heart of pro-gun virginia. the move comes after democrats and congress rolled out their plans. and nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. they started with perhaps the most controversial weapon, an assaults weapons ban. it's a key component of the recommendations that vice
spring had just toppled hosni mubarak. however, now it's dismal, dirty, and depressing and i raised the issue with president morsi. >> i was at tahrir square and it was pretty quiet. >> yes, it is. but sometimes the media is exaggerating things. there's competition, also, with tourism in the world. this means it's to try to show as if security in egypt is wrecked, which is not correct. we don't have which is suffering. sometimes. not other times. but the rest of egypt, the rest of cairo is quiet and good. >> if you get this loan from the imf, that will help? kbl that helps. that helps. that doesn't solve the whole problem but it helps. >> what's the most important thing when you come to the united states you would like to hear from the u.s. government? >> the most important thing for me is to have real friendship between egyptians and americans. >> so what does that mean? >> what that means is mutual balance of relationships. mutual benefits. now, i need to acknowledge -- i need expertise in different directions to help. i have resources. now, experience of the united states as far
has ordered a retrial for former president hosni mubarak. i'm joined by msnbc contributor, joy reed, and tara mcinnis, executive director for american for progress action fun and professor of linguistics and contributing editor at the new republic and columnist at the "new york daily news" and amy goodman, author and, of course, host of "democracy now." >>> this week president obama anoupsed three cabinet nominations all white men. the five departures which as of wednesday include hilda solace to our males. the appointments have called into question the president's commitment to diversity in his second term, concerns by a mick kmur in "the new york times" on tuesday, showing president obama last month in the oval office surrounded by his closest advisers discussing fiscal cliff negotiations. 1 of 11 is a woman, valerie jarrett who's leg is barely visible. that picture is not fully illustrative of the president's record. according to the "new york times" 43% of mr. obama's appointees have been women. that's roughly the same as clinton and one-third more than george w. bush and he's n
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